Active/Passive leg and arm cycles are used for a variety of conditions and offer a range of possible benefits depending on the clients situation. For example, SCI patients worldwide use these trainers to lower muscle tone, increase blood circulation throughout the body, as an aid to improve bowel and bladder control- as well as the regular benefits exercise offers, such as boosting mental health. Sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis have commented that the trainer helps to keep their limbs free and flexible, and that it has improved their walking gait.
- These machines can automatically moves your legs / arms. This gentle action improves circulation, loosens joints and muscles and reduces oedema
- The trainer can also be used actively, similar to an exercise bike. When used in this way users are able to build muscle, improve symmetry, burn calories- as well as general improvement to mental health
- Feedback on training results allows the user to strive for improvements and challenge themselves
- Training accessories assist the user dependent on their ability; gloves that can firmly hold the users hands to the machines for those with poor grip, foot-locks that more easily secure the lower limbs, calf supports to prevent abduction etc.